ASSEMBLYMAN JONES REACTS TO PARKS OFFICIALS HIDING TAXPAYER DOLLARS

January 29, 2012

Parks Officials Knew All Along, “Are You Kidding Me?” 

SACRAMENTO – Assemblyman Brian Jones, R-Santee, today reacts to the recent detection of another stash of cash totaling almost $4 million by the California State Parks Department.  The discovery last year of $54 million in a hidden special parks fund initiated an audit by the Department of Finance which unearthed the additional money.  Parks officials have not kept track of the intended use for $3.9 million in donations to the department and have not credited interest to donation accounts for at least 15 years, the audit found.  He states there is a need for government transparency so taxpayers know where every tax dollar is being spent.

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